How to Make Panda Cookies (Making Panda Shaped Cookies!)

Thanks Goodness for Panda Cookie Cutters!


Yay! Pandas are cute and cuddly (we all know this right?) And I’m sorry to burst your bubble but I’m pretty sure there is a next to 0 chance of you getting your hands on one but no fear! If you love baking cute things we’re here for you. We’ll give you a how-to guide on baking the cutest panda cookies around! If you want to take a shot at this then you probably should invest in a cute panda shaped cookie cutter so you can get baking in no time!

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  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons orange zest


  1. Cream together butter an sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add in egg, vanilla extract and orange zest until blended.
  3. Slowly add in salt and flour.
  4. Cut dough in half. With ½ of cookie dough, mix in 2 table spoons of cocoa powder.
  5. Cover in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Roll out portions of your cookie dough on a lightly floured surface (don’t forget to add a little to your rolling pin).
  8. Cut out your different shaped pandas and layer your pieces on top of each other.
  9. Bake for approximately 10 – 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Don’t over bake them, or the white portions of the cookies will be super brown. Allow to cool before transferring over to cooling rack

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Here’s A Video!

A full video detailing the process can be seen here! (in case you’re lazy like I am)

So there it is! It’s pretty easy to create these delicious little creatures (please don’t eat real Pandas – they have feelings plus they’re endangered). To be honest you could make the cookie dough any way you want, just as long as you have the right cookie cutters. 😛